Shmuel Nitzan

Professor of Economics

Sir Isaac Wolfson Chair in Economics

 

Department of Economics

Bar-Ilan University

52900 Ramat-Gan, Israel

Telephone: 972-3-531 8930, 531 8345/6

Fax: 972-3-738-4034

E-mail:nitzans@mail.biu.ac.il

 



Education

1976- Ph.D., Economics The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Subject of Thesis: The Rationality of Social Choice Mechanisms

1972- M.A., Economics (with Distinction)The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

1971- B.A., Economics and Political Science (with Distinction), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 

Professional Experience

Employment

1990-

Professor, Department of Economics, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel

1990-91

Chair, Department of Economics, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel

1985-90

Associate Professor, Department, of Economics Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel

1984-85

Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel

1978-83

Lecturer, Department of Economics, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

 

 

Visiting positions

 

 

1987-88

Department of Economics, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

1981-82

Department of Economics, The University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

1977

Department of Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

1977

Department of Economics, Boston University

1975-76

Department of Economics Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, VA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visiting positions (less than 4 months)

2011

Institute of Advanced Studies, Vienna, Austria

2007

Institute for Economic Analysis (IAE), Barcelona, Spain

2005

Institute of Advanced Studies, Vienna, Austria

2004

CODE and the Department of Economics, University of Barcelona, Spain

2004

Tinbergen Institute and CREED, The University of Amsterdam,

The Netherlands                                

2004

CES, University of Munich, Germany

2004

Singapore Management University, Singapore

2003

WZB, Berlin, Germany

2003

Singapore Management University, Singapore

2000

CES, University of Munich, Germany

1999

The Tinbergen Institute, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

1999

CentER of Economic Research, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

1999

Institute of Economic Theory, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

1999

Department of Economics, New York University, NY

1993

Public Finance Institute, University of Bonn, Germany

1992

CentER of Economic Research, Tilburg University,The Netherlands

1992

IGIER, Bocconi University, Milano, Italy

1992

The Tinbergen Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1992

Department of General Economics, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1987-88 and

1989

Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

 

 

Professional Consulting

1980 -

The Open University, Tel Aviv, Israel

1982

Center for Study of Business and Government The City University of New York

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching Experience

 

Microeconomics (Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced)

Public Economics

Social Choice

Economics of Collective Decision making

Advanced Economic Theory

Principles of Economics

Managerial Economics

Reviewer for:

American Economic Review
American Political Science Review
Annals of Operations Research
Econometrica
Economic Inquiry
Economic Journal

Economic Theory
Economica
Economics and Politics
Economics Quarterly
Economics of Governance
European Economic Review
European Journal of Political Economy
Games and Economic Behavior
International Economic Review
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization
Journal of Economic Theory
Journal of Economics
Journal of Public Economics
Journal of Theoretical Politics
Mathematical Modeling
Mathematical Social Sciences
Mathematics of Operations Research
National Science Foundation
Public Choice
Quarterly Journal of Economics
Review of Economic Studies
Social Choice and Welfare
State and Government
The Israel Science Foundation
United States - Israel Binational Science Foundation

Editor

1994-98

The European Journal of Political Economy

Academic Awards

2003

Listed in Blaug and Vane: Who is Who in Economics, 4th ed., Elgar

1987

Winner of the Association for Comparative Economic Studies paper competition (with N. Kahana)

1976

Shenbrunn Award for a distinguished Doctoral Dissertation

Miscellaneous

1990 – 93

Member of the Council of the Israeli Economic Association

1992 – 97

2002-

Member of the Academic Council of the Open University

2000-

Fellow, CESifo (Munich, Germany)

Grants

2002-2004

Israel Science Foundation, Public-Policy Determination: A Political-Economic Contest Approach (with G. Epstein).



Presentations

SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS:

Department of Economics, University of Stockholm, May 2012, “Discrimination in Contests”.

Department of Economics, The University of Vienna, Austria, March 2011, "Optimal Contests and Discrimination".

 

Department of Economics, University of Malaga, Spain, November 2010, "Success and Efforts of Interest Groups after the Elections".

 

Institute of Mathematics, University of Seville, Spain, November 2010, " Success and Efforts of Interest Groups after the Elections".

 

Institute of Advanced Studies, Vienna, October 2010, " Success and Efforts of Interest Groups after the Elections".

 

Department of Economics, University of Catania, Sicily, October 2010, (a) "Bureaucratic Norms and Market Structure". (b) Success and Efforts of Interest Groups after the Elections".

 

Department of Economics, University of Rome La Sapienza, February 2008, "The ABC(D) of Social Choice".

 

Department of Economics, The University of Hawaii, October 2007, "Size, Transparency and Quality of Competitive Clubs under Selection by Fixed Random Sampling".

 

Institute of Advanced Studies, Vienna, September 2007, “Contest Efforts in light of Behavioral Considerations”.

 

Department of Economics, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan, July 2006, “Contest Efforts in light of Behavioral Considerations”.

 

Creed, University of Amsterdam, February 2006, “Contest Efforts in Light of Behavioral Considerations”.

 

Department of Economics, University of Rome La Sapienza, January 2006, “Contest Efforts in light of Behavioral Considerations”.

 

Institute of Advanced Studies, Vienna, June 2005, “Rent Seeking in Light of Behavioral Considerations”.

 

Singapore Management University, January 2005, “The Costs of Implementing the Majority Principle: The Golden Voting Rule “. 

European Economic Institute, Florence, October 2004, “The Costs of Implementing the Majority Principle: The Golden Voting Rule”.

Institute of Advanced Studies, Vienna, Workshop on Voting Theory and Collective Decision Making, September 2004, “The Costs of Implementing the Majority Principle: The Golden Voting Rule”.

CODE, University Autonoma of Barcelona, May 2004, “Context-Based Choice“.

 

Creed, University of Amsterdam, April 2004, “Lobbying and Transparency”.

 

The Tinbergen Institute, Amsterdam, April 2004, “Topics in Public Economics:

(a) The Public Policy Contest, (b) The Survival of the Un-fittest (c) The Golden Voting Rule.

 

The Center of Economic Studies (CES), University of Munich, March 2004,

“Individual and Collective Decision Making: (a) Context-Based Choice, (b) The Public Policy Contest, (c) The Golden Voting Rule.

 

Singapore Management University, February 2004, “Context-Based Choice. “

 

Department of Economics, Singapore National University, February 2004,  Lobbying and Transparency“.

 

WZB, Berlin, September 2003, “The Struggle over Migration Policy”.

 

Singapore Management University, Singapore, January 2003, “The Struggle over Migration Policy”.

The Center of Economic Studies (CES), University of Munich, February 2000, "Political Culture and Monopoly Price Determination".

The Tinbergen Institute, Rotterdam, November 1999, "The Political Economy of Endogenous Public Policy".

The Tinbergen Institute, Amsterdam, November 1999, "Political Culture and MonoPrice Deter".

Department of Economics, Erasmus University, October 1999, "Extended Individual Choice".

Center of Economic Research, Tilburg University, October 1999, "A Reexamination of Monopoly Price Determina - A New Political Economy Perspective".

Institute of Economic Theory, Humboldt Univers, June 1999, "A Reexamination of Monopoly Price Determination - A New Political Economy Perspective".

Department of Economics, New York University, April 1999, "A Reexamination of Monopoly Price Determination - A New Political Economy Perspective".

Department of Economics, University of Chile, March 1999, "A Reexamination of Monopoly Price Determination - A New Political Economy Perspective".

Department of Economics, Tel-Aviv University, January 1999, "A Reexamination of Monopoly Price Determination - A New Political Economy Perspective".

Department of Economics, Hebrew University, November 1998, "A Reexamination of Monopoly Price Determination - A New Political Economy Perspective".

Department of Economics, Ben-Gurion University, October 1998, "A Reexamination of Monopoly Price Determination - A New Political Economy Perspective".

Department of Political Science, Turku University, September 1998, "Extended Individual Choice".

Institute of Public Finance, University of Catania, April 1997, "Social Compromise - The Metric Approach".

Department of Economics, University of Konstanz, January 1995, "Warranted Structural Unemployment in Decision Making".

Institute of Economic Theory and Operations Research, University of Karlsruhe, February 1995, "Warranted Structural Unemployment in Decision Making".

Department of Economics, University of Konstanz, February 1994, "Are Moral Objections to Free Riding Evolutionarily Stable?".

Institute of Economic Theory and Operations Research, University of Karlsruhe, February 1994, "Are Moral Objections to Free Riding Evolutionarily Stable?".

Department of Economics, University of Amsterdam, July 1993, "Are Moral Objections to Free Riding Evolutionarily Stable?".

Center for Rationality and Interactive Decision Theory, Hebrew University of Jerusalem,March 1993, "A Folk Theorem in Dynamic Games".

Institute of Economic Theory and Operations Research, University of Karlsruhe, February 1993, "Some Peculiarities of Group Decision Making in Teams".

Public Economics Workshop, University of Bonn, January 1993, "Are Moral Objections to Free Riding Evolutionarily Stable?".

Economic Theory Workshop, University of Bonn, January 1993, "Some Peculiarities of Group Decision Making in Teams".

Department of Economics, University of Konstanz, January 1993, "Some Peculiarities of Group Decision Making in Teams".

Economic Theory Workshop, Tel-Aviv University, December 1992, "A Folk Theorem in a Dynamic Game of Private Provision of Public Goods".

Department of Economics, Tel-Aviv University, December 1992, "Some Peculiarities of Group Decision Making in Teams".

Center of Economic Research, Tilburg University, November 1992, "Private Provision of Public Goods in Differential Games".

IGIER, Bocconi University, Milano, September 1992, "Private Provision of Public Goods in Differential Games".

The Tinbergen Institute, Amsterdam, June 1992
(a) "The Voluntary Provision of Pure Public Goods"
(b) "The Nature and Severity of Collective Action Problems"
(c) "Optimal Group Decision Making"
(d) "The Extent of Rent Dissipation"
Department of General Economics, Free University of Amsterdam, May 1992, "Public Choice and Collective Decision Making."

Institute of Economic Theory and Operations Research, University of Karlsruhe, February 1992, "The Extent of Rent Dissipation in Alternative Rent-Seeking Models."

Economic Theory Seminar, The University of Basel, February, 1992, "The Extent of Rent Dissipation in Alternative Rent-Seeking Models."

Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, February 1990, "Collective Rent Dissipation."

Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, January 1989, "Voluntary Provision of Mixed Collective Goods".

Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, October 1988,"Voluntary Provision of Public Goods Under Uncertainty".

Political Economy Seminar, Carnegie Mellon University, April 1988, "Binary Participation and Incremental Provision of Public Goods".

Economic Theory Workshop, Department of Economics, Boston University, April 1988, "Restricted Competition as a Reward for Public Service: The Case of Auditors".

Industrial Organization and Public Policy Workshop, Department of Economics, University of Florida, September 1987, "Restricted Competition as a Reward for Public Service: The Case of Auditors," December, 1987, "Binary Participation and Incremental Provision of Public Goods," January 1988, "More on Alternative Objectives of Labor-Managed Firms".

Department of Economics, Indiana University at Indianapolis, October 1987, "Restricted Competition as a Reward for Public Service: The Case of Auditors".

Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University at Bloomington, November 1987, "Binary Participation and Incremental Provision of Public Goods".

Economic Theory Workshop, Department of Economics, Northwestern University, October 1987, "Binary Participation and Incremental Provision of Public Goods".

Public Finance Workshop, Bonn University, February 1986, "Binary Participation and Incremental Provision of Public Goods", "Restricted Competition as a Reward for Public Service: The Case of Auditors".

Institute of Economic Theory and Operations Research, University of Karlsruhe, February 1987, "Restricted Competition as a Reward for Public Service: The Case of Auditors".

Institute of Economic Theory and Operations Research, University of Karlsruhe, February 1987, "Restricted Competition as a Reward for Public Service: The Case of Auditors".

Institute of Public Finance, Kiel University, February 1986, "The Libertarian Resolution of the Paretian Liberal Paradox".

IN MEETINGS:

Conference on Contests: Theory and Applications, Stockholm School of Economics, June 2008, "Prize Sharing in Collective Contests".

The Eighth International Meeting of the Society of Social Choice and Welfare, "Rent-Seeking in light of Behavioral Considerations." Istanbul, July 2006

WZB, Conference on “Advances in the Theory of Contests and Tournaments”, Berlin, October 2005, “Rent Seeking in light of Behavioral Considerations”.

 

Area Conference on Applied Micro-Economics, The Center of Economic Studies (CES), University of Munich, March 2005, “Entry and the Survival of the Un-fittest”.

Annual Meeting of the Public Choice Society, San Diego, California, March 2002, "Eliminating Majority Tyranny Through Expression of Preference Intensities."

Annual Meeting of the Public Choice Society, San Diego, California, March 2002, "Can Voting Rules Satisfy 'Preference-Based' Liberalism?."

European Public Choice Society, Paris, April 2001, "Strategic Restraint in Contests."

European Public Choice Society, Siena, Italy, April 2000, "Endogenous Public Policy, Politicization and Welfare."

Conference on Contest Theory, Tinbergen Institute, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, August 1997, "Uncertain Preassigned Transfers and Contestable Rents."

European Public Choice Society, Prague, Czech Republic, April 1997, "Social Compromise - The Metric Approach."

European Economic Association, Istanbul, Turkey, August 1996, "Centralized and Decentralized Determination of Investment Criteria in Economic Organizations."

European Public Choice Society, Tiberias, Israel, March 1996, "Uncertain Preassigned Transfers and Contestable Rents."

International Meeting of the Econometric Society, Tokyo, Japan, August 1995, "Are Moral Objections to Free Riding Evolutionarily Stable?"

European Public Choice Society, Valencia, Spain, April 1994, "Are Moral Objections to Free Riding Evolutionarily Stable?".

European Public Choice Society, Portrush, Northern Ireland, April 1993, "A Folk Theorem in a Dynamic Game of Private Provision of Public Goods".

The Israeli Economic Association, Tel-Aviv, Israel, December 1991, "Economic Models of Rent Seeking."

European Economic Association, Cambridge, England, August 1991, "The Nature and Severity of Collective Action Problems - The Voluntary Provision of Mixed Public Goods Approach".

European Public Choice Society, Konstanz, Germany, April 1990, "Voluntary Provision of Mixed Public Goods."

Conference on Markets and Politicians, Bar-Ilan University, June 1989, "Rules, Technologies and Games of Voluntary Provision of Public Goods."

Public Choice Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, April 1988, "Binary Participation and Incremental Provision of Public Goods".

American Economic Association, Chicago, December 1987, "More on Alternative Objectives of Labor-Managed Firms".

European Meeting of the Econometric Society, Budapest, September 1986, "The Libertarian Resolution of the Paretian Liberal Paradox"

International Conference on Economics and Psychology, Shefaim, July 1986, "The Essential Ordering of Decision rules in Small Panels of Experts".

First Conference on Judgement and Decision Making, Jerusalem, May 1986, "The Essential Ordering of Decision rules in Small Panels of Experts".